New app to assist UK law firms with compliance requirements
Legal Eye has launched a new smartphone and tablet app that delivers the latest guidance on client care, compliance, risk management and training. It offers free and regularly updated tips on maintaining client care standards, ensuring compliance and transparency to engagement letters and terms of business to meet the code of conduct and other accredited standards.
There are handy pocket guides on understanding your compliance requirements on AML, Equality and Diversity, Complaints Procedures, The Bribery Act 2010, Code of Conduct and OFR, Data Protection as well as guidance on how the firm should market and publicise themselves to the required standards.
There are also detailed features on:
• How to structure standardised risk management policies between partners and the COLP.
• How to organise file reviews into an effective process.
• How to structure your core registers, business and marketing plan documents including effective resilience and continuity plans.
Jaunita Gobby, Director of Legal Eye said “Meeting the compliance challenge must be a daily focus for all legal practitioners. This isn’t just a tick box exercise and must be embedded across the culture and lived by partners and employees every day. We designed the app so that it can provide an accessible reference guide in straightforward bite-sized pieces that helps partners, fee earners and administrative teams alike to understand and act to the required standards.”
The app provides access to a range of regularly updated news alerts on compliance standards and practice management, together with tips and insight from the nationwide network of Legal Eye Associates. Covering SRA Code of Conduct, Lexcel, CQS and Legal Eye’s own over-arching Quality Standard, it provides on-the-move support for increasingly mobile staff that needs access to support at any time of the day.
The free app is available to download on Apple iOS and Android devices from the Apple App Store and Google Play sites – you can find the links at www.legal-eye.co.uk/app